Invisible Atom | 2b theatre company
A small dark space made even more confined by black curtains opened only a few feet apart. A small square stage. A shaft of bright light. A man caught, not only in the glare, but in the moment.

The Giacomo Variations
A strange hybrid of genres, where opera and theatre take turns in telling the story of the legendary 18th century Lothario, Giacomo Casanova, the production largely fails because it’s trying to be all things to all people.

Bigger Than Jesus
Miller is an impressive performer, whose control of his own voice and physicality allow him to seamlessly shift between characters as a chameleon does colours.

The Red Shoes | Kneehigh Theatre

Once upon a time when the world was not yet Disneyfied and, therefore, far less innocent, there lived a man called Hans Christian Anderson. Hans wrote tales for children in the 1800s. One of these was called The Red Shoes.

Dracula | Philip Glass & Kronos Quartet
‘Dracula’ really belongs to another time and place. Its use of fog and lighting special effects and extended periods of silence and character close-ups were intended to instill terror in its 1931 audience.

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